Dance at the University of Calgary launches students into a world of creativity. Through intensive studio training combined with rigorous academic study of dance, our graduates enter into the dance profession prepared and eager to succeed.The BA Dance curriculum offers students the opportunity to explore dance from multiple perspectives. Students delve into choreography, performance, technique, improvisation, dance for the camera, dance science, world dance, history, and theory in order to understand the place of dance in the 21st century. From ballet to contact improvisation, hip hop to contemporary, dance at the U of C helps student gain in-depth experience as well as a broad understanding of a range of cultural forms. With equal emphasis on both practice and analysis, our liberal arts program is designed to prepare graduates for careers in professional performance, choreography, scholarship, and education, as well as further dance study in graduate programs.The faculty members in the Dance Department believe passionately in the ability of dance study to foster creative expression and critical thinking. With creative and scholarly portfolios that boast national and international performances and publications, the faculty is prepared to guide students through an intensive educational experience. We hope you will join us in the study and practice of this richly rewarding art form!